Trying to finalize layout and need help part 1 of 4
I have posted a couple times and thank everyone who took the time to respond. We are taking down a wall oven/cooktop wall and adding an island, making an L shaped work space with cooking, sink, DW, and refrigerator along the L. Nothing on the island counter--will be used for prep since it is a small kitchen and island is accessible from all perimeter counters. One idea I had early on was to use a wall oven but to raise it off the countertop 12" (7" higher than range, 7" lower than my current wall oven). We are getting on in years and worry a range will be problematic. My KD thought it would look odd so we dismissed it and after mulling over a cooktop over wall oven arrangement, ended up with a 30" range in the layout. Until this weekend when I read an article about people wanting to age in place and offered design suggestions how to do that--one being a raised oven. So, I went back to the drawing board and created a layout using this idea.
I now have three layouts I would like feedback on--all have pros and cons and may have hidden problems only an experienced person can see. I am going to post in 4 messages because I have yet to figure out how to upload more than one image at a time.
This first one is the general lay of the kitchen and dining area. We are adding a built-in hutch in the dining area and a cabinet under the bay window. The room will now open into the family room area.
Again, thank you in advance for advice and counsel.